Calgary's first transitway is coming to Ward 10 starting in 2016. It will be an exciting year for 17th Avenue S.E. with the start of a massive redevelopment project that will see bus-only lanes in the centre of the avenue, along with two lanes of traffic in each direction and wider, more pedestrian and cyclist friendly sidewalks.
An important transportation corridor for the east side of Calgary, Councillor Chabot has been advocating for many years for funding from the other levels of government and for the City of Calgary to make this avenue a priority.
Continue to visit this page for project updates and information.
The City of Calgary is moving forward with the design of the 17 Avenue S.E Bus Rapid Transit between 9 Avenue S.E. and 28 Street S.E. In addition, a multi-use pathway is planned that will make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to get where they are going.
There are two upcoming public open houses to learn more about the project and speak with members of the project team:
Tuesday, January 17 | 6:30- 9 p.m. at the Inglewood Community Association, 1740 24 Ave S.E.
Thursday, January 19 | 5:30- 8 p.m. at the Southview Community Association, 2020 33 Street S.E.
June 2016 Update
Thank you to everyone who participated in the engagement process for the 17 Ave S.E. Corridor Study and for helping the project team develop recommendations for the study area. Today this area is largely underdeveloped; however, it is expected to house 61,000 people and 9,700 jobs in the future.
In the fall, Administration is recommending to Council that 17 Avenue S.E. ultimately have:
- Two vehicle lanes in each direction
- Median (middle) transitway
- On-street parking from 100 Street to 116 Street
- No on-street parking from Stoney Trail to 100 Street
- Raised cycle track on each side of the road, seperated from the sidwalk and vehicles.
View the recommenddations and the staging plan at calgary.ca/17avestudy.